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5 Questions To Ask That Will Help You Decide If Senior Living is Right for You

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 10, 2019 10:13:41 AM

The place you live has a significant impact on your daily life, especially as you age. When your current home no longer meets your needs then you should start considering your alternatives. The good news is that there are more options than ever before for seniors looking to make a change in their living situation. If you need some help with the decision, below are five questions you can ask yourself to get clear on your wants and needs.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Independent Living

Am I Too Young to Move into a Senior Living Community?

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 4, 2019 9:40:55 AM

The aging process is different for each person. Your needs may be significantly different than those of someone who is the same age as you. This variation makes it difficult to establish guidelines for senior living communities based solely on age. In order for a community to cater specifically to senior adults there does have to be a minimum age, typically 55 or 62 depending on location and services. But, your age is only one element you need to consider as you think about moving into a senior living community.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Independent Living

Philanthropy: Charitable Giving

Posted by Eskaton on Nov 7, 2018 9:33:14 AM

Philanthropy is a very personal choice and Eskaton believes that anyone can be a philanthropist. Our success in meeting the needs of seniors is based on the generosity of our donors. Learn about charitable giving and annuities.

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Topics: Philanthropy, Information & Assistance, Ask the Expert

7 Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Eskaton on Oct 30, 2018 5:01:00 PM

The meaning of retirement is rapidly changing. Many people are worried about outliving their money and plan on delaying retirement. But compared to the last century, there are  trends pointing to earlier retirement with higher quality of life expectations. Unfortunately, there are a number of  financial risks that can threaten and even reverse these trends.

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Topics: Information & Assistance

Eskaton Educates Seniors and Families About Navigating the Healthcare System

Posted by Eskaton on May 4, 2018 4:01:16 PM

Eskaton launches resources and seminars to help older adults and their children navigate healthcare and senior services, including an informative breakfast on May 17 at Arden Fair.

 Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based organization serving seniors in Northern California for 50 years, offers important resources for older adults and their children needing to navigate healthcare and senior services. For people with questions about senior care, Eskaton provides invaluable resources via its website. For more information about the issues facing older adults, please visit https://blog.eskaton.org/ and subscribe to the blog.

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Topics: Ask the Expert, Information & Assistance

Can You Hear Me Now?

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 17, 2018 1:58:58 PM

Did you know hearing loss affects one in three people age 65 and older? Severe hearing loss can lead to feelings of social isolation and withdrawal due to not being able to communicate effectively. Why live with hearing loss when you don’t have to?

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Wellness Tips, Signs it is Time for Help

6 Things Everyone Should Know About Medicare  

Posted by Eskaton on Apr 6, 2018 10:15:54 AM


Medicare is a large and potentially overwhelming topic for everyone, and can be especially confusing for the people approaching 65 years old. Limited computer knowledge and low health literacy can factor into the confusion surrounding the vast maze of benefits that is Medicare.

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Ask the Expert

Senior Approved Apps and Products for Healthy Living

Posted by Eskaton on Aug 29, 2017 10:49:50 AM
Have you ever been recommended a product to help keep you mobile or reduce fall risk? Customer reviews and star ratings are essential tools to making educated decisions on what product is right for you or a loved one. We've gone one step further and asked Eskaton residents which smart phone applications and mobility devices they prefer. Check out this list. 
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Topics: Independent Living, Information & Assistance, Assisted Living, CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community), Technology, Wellness Tips

5 Signs It’s Time You're Ready to Move

Posted by Eskaton on Jan 1, 2017 9:30:00 AM

As you grow older, you begin to reevaluate your life. Have you ever wondered if it’s time to downsize? How do you know when you should do this? If you're approaching retirement age, there are ways to tell it's time to downsize.

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Topics: Information & Assistance

When Your Parent Refuses To Tour Assisted Living Communities

Posted by Eskaton on Sep 30, 2016 8:38:04 AM

You grew up with 'mother knows best'. Now the role has reversed and you will now have to play the role of caregiver. When you begin noticing your senior parent is having difficulty living on their own, it might be time for you to suggest they move into an assisted living community, but what if they refuse?

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Topics: Information & Assistance, Assisted Living